Governor replaces chief aide with conservative group’s CEO 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is replacing his chief of staff with the head of the conservative-leaning Illinois Policy Institute. Rauner announced that Richard Goldberg is stepping down effective Monday. The new chief of staff will be Kristina Rasmussen, who most recently served as president and chief operating officer of the Illinois Policy Institute. Rauner, who’s previously donated to the group, which runs a news service and legal arm. Goldberg plans to return to consulting.